8 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

8 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

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8 days in Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  22 h
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 1 night
Train + Foot + Subway + Train + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur


Blois ©
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blois: Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux), Amboise (Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, & more) and Villandry (Chateau de Villandry & Savonnerie Soap'erlipopette). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal de Blois, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, learn about winemaking at Domaine Huet, and get to know the resident critters at ZooParc de Beauval.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Blois online trip maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Blois is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Blois, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Blois is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chartres.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Amboise, Villandry, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau, ZooParc de Beauval
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau


Chartres ©
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Les Fresques de Bel Air, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chartres trip planner .

Traveling by car from Blois to Chartres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Chartres can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Maintenon
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Les Fresques de Bel Air ©
Les Fresques de Bel Air
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon